# 1st Class Mental Ability Shapes and Patterns Patterns

Patterns

Category : 1st Class

Type I:

How to find the missing term or next term in (number/ Setter or figure) series to continue the given series?

• Identify the order of series (descending or ascending) order. Observe the pattern using operations: addition, subtraction, skip counting and reverse counting.
• Identify the order of alphabetical series either A to Z or Z to A.
• Numbering of alphabets either starting from A or starting from Z.
• Skipping letters.

Type II:

How to find the missing term in the pattern?

• To find the missing term in the pattern, identify the rule followed in rest of the given terms in a pattern using (+, -, reverse counting and skip counting).

Type III:

How to find the missing part in the figure pattern?

• Complete the figure pattern by drawing its incomplete part in the pattern.

EXAMPLE

1.       Which is the missing number in the number pattern?

(a) 1                             (b) 2

(c) 3                             (d) 8

Explanation (c):

Rule followed in number pattern is the reverse counting: 7, 6, 5, 4,  .

2.       What is the missing alphabet in given below series?

(a) I                              (b) H

(c) O                                     (d) G

Explanation (b):

3.       Which is the next figure?

(a)                       (b)

(c)                       (d)

Explanation (a):

4.       Find the missing shape in the given matrix.

(a)                          (b)

(c)                          (d)

Explanation (d):

Each row/column contains four different shapes

Shape  is missing in fourth row or in second column.

5.       Which part will complete the given figure (X)?

(a)                    (b)

(c)                    (d)

Explanation (a):

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